6 independent reviews for Italy highlights tour, Venice to Rome

Reviews for Italy highlights tour, Venice to Rome

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review 5 Jul 2023

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

So many highlights as we saw so much - but probably the 3 hour coastal boat trip to see the villages of Cinque Terre and have a couple of ocean swims

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

We had a bespoke trip put together so we could do on our own and not with a group, which suits us. Do not travel in July/ August if you donít like truck loads of tourists everywhere - was pretty busy in June and would particularly advise going out of season to Amalfi and Capri if you can as they were far too busy for usÖ

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I think so/ to some degree. Hotels used could do better on not washing all towels each day as is not necessary really

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent and highly recommend the services of the tour operator if you would like a customised trip to Italy curated for you. Great and responsive service, nothing was too much trouble and selected excellent hotels and trips for us.

review 18 Sep 2023

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The first boat trip in our private speedboat

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Try and do as many different things as possible. We visited too many historic towns/cities, in the end they all began to feel the same

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes we tried to engage and generally we were rewarded

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very good

review 21 May 2023

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The nice hotel in capri. So welcoming and helpful staff and beautiful scenery from to room.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

We did not know that in Sorrento from the hotel to marina is 200 yards but it costs £30 on taxi which is ludicrous!!! We ended up taking the luggage down the steep hill ourselves which was a mistake. Same for transport in capri, the luggage doesnít go to the hotel directly unless you are separated from your luggage which is not something we like to do so ended up taking the luggage ourselves again. I think it would have really helped to have the options of chatting on the phone or through WhatsApp Itís a quicker and easier to ask questions and answers easily. I was so busy I didnít have a chance to digest the itinerary very well.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes it definitely benefited local people brought money to places we visited and help to keep those people whose work associated with tourist industry going. Otherwise hotels, restaurants and tour guides would not have enough work.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Overall well organised. I should have listened to Chiara ideally spoken with her. 4 hotels on just over 6 days is too much moving around.

review 4 Sep 2022

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review 16 Feb 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

All of it.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Everything booked for us was exceptional from the accommodation, transfers to the guided tours yes

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes excellent value for mobey

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


review 7 Jun 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The trip planning and lead up was amazing. Working with Giovanna from the tour operator was hands down the best part of the vacation. When it came to the actual trip... Everything! Rome food tour, the Vatican tour, Capri & Anacapri, the Blue Grotto & Venice. Thank you!!!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Choose your hotels wisely. Location, proximity to public transport as well as sights and food is very important.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

No, I did not. In my opinion, all tourism supports local people in a small way. But in general, our vacation was a 100% personal gratification.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Five Stars - 110%

Read the operator's response here:

Hi Paula, thank you for taking the time to share your vacation experience. We have been planning together this vacation for some time, choosing the hotels, the experiences, etc and I am really glad you had a good time. I can assure you that local people benefited from your vacation: Fabiola, Luigi and ...me, I am a local too! It gets a bit more complicated about the environmental and preservation issues when we are talking about places like Venice, Rome and Capri that have to deal with overtourism. It was fun organizing together your vacation and I hope to welcome you to Lake Como area next time you come to visit us. A big hug to you and Gary and thank you! Giovanna

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